Elizabeth Ann Kanan

April 17, 1936March 11, 2019

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Kanan, age 82 of Marco Island, Florida and Chagrin Falls, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday, March 11, 2019 in Naples, FL. Beloved wife of 56 years to Michael Kanan and devoted mother of Michael F. Kanan (Sharon) of Wildwood, MO, Marty Kanan of Moreland Hills, OH and Matthew R. Kanan (Denise) of Westlake, OH; loving grandmother of Michael F. Jr., Matthew I., Matthew H. and Mason J. Kanan. She was a homemaker, a hospital volunteer and along with her husband she owned the King Nut Companies, a nationally recognized snack foods company. Her exemplary life was led throughout Lebanon & Louisville, Ky; Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods & Shelby Twp., MI; Palatine and Lake Barrington Shores, IL; Chagrin Falls, OH and Marco Island, FL. She was an avid tennis player and golfer and was a member of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Evelyn Schilling, Mary George Cody, Cecilia Ballard and Frances Marie Luckett; two brothers, William Forrest “Bill” Luckett, Jr. and Spalding Luckett; one sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Luckett and four brothers-in-law, Wally Schilling, J. D. (Bill) Cody, Ignatius Ballard and Richard Kanan. Survivors include two sisters, Rita Demyan (Ed) of Louisville, KY and Audrey Luckett of Mount Washington, KY; two brothers, Bobby Luckett (Ursula) of Lexington, KY and Jay L. Luckett (Arva) of Prospect, KY, Two sisters in-law, Judy Munro of Rochester, MI and Wahseka Luckett of Bardstown, KY. She was born April 17, 1936 in Marion County, KY to the late William (Forrest) Luckett, Sr. and Ann (Margaret) Spalding Luckett. A Christian Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, March 25th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 496 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH, Fr. Bob Stec will preside. Visitation is 3-7 PM Sunday, March 24th at Tabone Komorowski Funeral Home, 33650 Solon Rd., Solon, OH with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Memorials may go to Masses or to the Alzheimer’s Association.


25 March

Christian Mass

10:30 am

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

496 E. Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022


  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Fran Hohenberger

March 16, 2019

Jim and I always enjoyed our many dinners with Betty and Mike. Betty was such a joy. I can see her laughing and enjoying life in Marco. See talked about her sons, daughter-in-laws and especially her grandchildren with much love. Our little dog Honey wanted to see "Betty" across the street from us every time we took a walk. Everyone will miss lovely Betty. Big hugs to her family. May she rest with the Angels. Fran and Jim Hohenberger

Jay Paul & Curt Deratany/Smith

March 15, 2019

Betty is a loved and cherished mother and wife, a friend to so many. We will miss her and our hearts are with the Kanan's during this time. She often made me laugh or smile just by being in the room. Her accent, her cute way of clinking her glass when she wanted another cocktail, her adoring smile and the way she looked on with love at her husband Mike and her kids. She was a treasure, and she will always be in our hearts.

Sandy Boyle

March 14, 2019

Kanan family,
I enjoyed your mother's smiling face and welcoming attitude during my visits at King Nut. I always looked forward to visiting with her. Enjoying professional and personal memories! My condolences to your family.

Sandy Boyle

Linda Wilson-Brown

March 14, 2019

Kanan Family,

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I haven't seen your mom for many, many years, but my childhood memories of her always involve her laughter and her beautiful accent. I hope you take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her.


Linda (Wilson) Brown

Barb & Don Henry

March 13, 2019

Sending love to you Mike and the boys. We're so sorry to hear about Betty.